Originally posted by HudsonValley:
Did you guys think the Lakers had a chance even if Kobe was in the lineup ?
I think the Lakers would have won this series with Kobe in the lineup. They were the better team over the last 40 games of the season.
The Lakers were better the last several weeks of the season because the Spurs were pretty banged up (Parker, Manu, Diaw). The Spurs are still banged up, but they're regaining strength and are a different team now than they were weeks ago.
The Lakers were also banged up during that stretch (the whole season really) and were gaining health until Kobe went down. It sure would have made for a great series to see both teams squaring off at full health.
I don't know why, but I'm kinda excited to see this mess unfold tonight. I'm guessing Clark is gonna have to play some guard tonight, which is hilarious, because for a large part of the season he was being used as a Center. lol
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